Pathway: Long-Term Direct Service
Time Commitment: 1 year
This volunteer position has a one year term with the possibility of reappointment at the consent of both the volunteer and GSCO.
Volunteer Management Specialist
The Trainer is responsible for delivering adult learning courses, workshops, and resources to individuals and/or groups of volunteers in order to orient, prepare, and support them for the duties of their Girl Scout volunteer postion.
The individual who fills this volunteer position will gain a sense of accomplishment, develop transferable skills and connect with the community.
The Trainer receives support, guidance, and encouragement from the Director of Volunteer Strategy and Training, regional Volunteer Management Specialist and Statewide Trainers Advisory Committee (STAC). This support will include but not be limited to:
• Access to relevant learning opportunities and materials to prepare for and support this role.
• A network of accessible resources, contacts, and program ideas
• Current information on upcoming events and activities through newsletters, meetings, and online resources
• Remain informed about and comply with the most current policies, procedures, and guidelines of Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) including those found in Volunteer Essentials and Safety Activity Checkpoints .
• Complete training appropriate for position including Train the Trainer course
• Complete an apprenticeship with a trainer mentor to include a co-facilitated course and a supervised course. Ideally this is completed within 3 months of completion of training
• Attend trainer updates and enrichment opportunities when possible.
• Deliver courses and workshop material to volunteers according to learning strategy set by council staff.
• Plan, prepare for, and deliver assigned courses using current resources approved by the council staff.
• Create and maintain a interactive, participatory and positive learning environment using a variety of tools to meet needs of all learners.
• Complete and submit course attendance, evaluations as instructed.
• Evaluate his/her own performance through analysis of participants’ evaluations, and work to improve training .
• Deliver multiple training sessions each year.
• Coordinate pick-up and return of needed supplies and materials with Volunteer Managagement Specialist
• Communicate suggestions to council staff that will improve and strengthen the council’s adult learning program in regard to curriculum design and effective training delivery.
Qualifications and Core Competencies – Required:
• Accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law and register as a member of GSUSA.
• Be an approved adult volunteer with a volunteer application, cleared background check, and two references on file with GSCO.
• Present a positive image of Girl Scouting to girls, volunteers and community members through effective communication, high personal standards of conduct and knowledge of the Girl Scout program and organization. Promote the benefits of Girl Scouting.
• Be willing to learn about and work with adults and girls with diverse backgrounds/abilities .
• Project passion and enthusiasm, and share personal experiences in Girl Scouts with volunteers.
• Develop and employ professional presentation skills and content knowledge.
• Be able to work and communicate well with people and proactively seek resolution to conflict .
• Use discretion in all confidential matters.
Additional Competencies, Skills, or Requirements – Preferred:
• Attend training in content areas of interest, plus benefit from enrichment learning opportunities
• Make a personal financial contribution to Girl Scouts of Colorado. (The amount or form of gift is up to the individual.)